This is Adekunle Adepeju, the 1st Undergraduate Victim of Police Shooting in Nigeria, he was a second-year Agricultural Science undergraduate of the University of Ibadan.

He was shot dead by the Police on Monday February 1, 1971, during, a police student riot at the University of Ibadan. Some others were wounded. Students were protesting the de-humanizing feeding and welfare conditions of Zik’s Hall in particular, and the entire campus in general.
The Vice-chancellor had invited the police to help contain the students action, which started on Saturday January 30, 1971, when a major confrontation ensued.
February 1, every year is now observed as lecture-free day in some universities nationwide as Adepeju day

Credits: Dr. Raphael James.


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